Playa to Manage Seadust Cancun All-Inclusive 

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Playa Hotels and Resorts is taking over management of the Seadust Cancun Family Resort, an all-inclusive on the Caribbean coast of Mexico.  Playa will be managing all operations, sales and marketing of the property.  The 502-room Seadust, set in the […]


A Culinary Refresh at the Curacao Marriott 

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The Curacao Marriott Beach Resort has completed a refresh of its culinary program, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The resort’s eateries have added new menus and new options.  That includes Zala Gastro Lounge, which is now offering lunch service, with everything […]


All-Inclusive Company Playa Names New VP of Sales 

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All-inclusive company Playa Hotels and Resorts has named a new Vice President of sales, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company, which owns, operates and develops all-inclusive hotels in Mexico and the Caribbean, has tapped Brad Cirino to the role.  Cirino […]


New Marriott All-Inclusive in Cancun Plans December Debut

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Marriott’s newest all-inclusive resort in Cancun is targeting a Dec. 20 debut, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Blue Diamond’s new Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun will open its doors Dec. 20, 2022, part of Marriott’s growing All-Inclusive by Marriott portfolio.  The 1,049-suite […]

CMC, Highgate to Open New Courtyard by Marriott in Curacao

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By Joe Pike, Special Contributor to CJI During Curacao’s recent Global Trade Symposium, the island was able to showcase some of its newest hotel product including the destination’s first Courtyard by Marriott. Although there is no concrete opening date, Yvette […]

Marriott Has Big All-Inclusive Plans in the Caribbean 

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By Guy Britton Marriott made its high-profile entry into the all-inclusive space in 2019 with its acquisition of the Barbados-based Elegant Hotels.  Now, the company has quickly become a power in the all-inclusive space in the Caribbean, with nearly three […]


Marriott Is Opening a New All-Inclusive in Cancun 

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Marriott’s growing Caribbean all-inclusive portfolio will add another new resort later this year, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company has announced the signing of the Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun to its all-inclusive portfolio, with plans to open at the end […]

Marriott Names New Area GM for Haiti, Dominican Republic 

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Marriott International has named a new area general manager for Haiti and the Dominican Republic.  The company has tapped Brock Hochhalter to the role, in which he will be responsible for the premium and luxury Marriott hotels in the two […]

Two New Marriott Hotels to Open in St Thomas This Fall 

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The long awaited transformation of the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef property in St Thomas is slated to debut this fall.  Aimbridge Hospitality has announced that it will be opening two new hotels in St Thomas: the Westin Beach Resort and Spa […]

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Marriott Tobago Project Set to Launch Construction Next Year

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The final design of the $81 million Marriott Hotel project, at Rocky Point, on the island of Tobago, is nearing completion and construction is expected to start in 2023. At a tour recently on the property, Superior Hotels Ltd chairman […]

Marriott Is Opening an Adults-Only All-Inclusive in the Dominican Republic 

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Marriott’s major move into the all-inclusive space is continuing this summer with a new adults-only all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic.  Marriott is joining forces with Playa Hotels and Resorts on the Sanctuary Cap Cana resort, which will be the […]

Marriott Just Opened a New Hotel in Puerto Rico 

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It’s one of the biggest trends in travel since the onset of the pandemic: the rise of the digital nomad, and the increased popularity of long-term, remote-work stays.  And that’s precisely the target at Marriott’s newest Caribbean hotel, the new […]


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